The Tasting Panel magazine

September 2013

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SHOWCASE Rocking Riesling on Puget Sound RIESLING RENDEZVOUS BRINGS THIS GLOBAL VARIETAL TO SEATTLE story and photos by Ben Weinberg C hateau Ste. Michelle (CSM) and Dr. Loosen recently hosted the fourth annual Riesling Rendezvous at CSM's headquarters in Woodinville and the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. Running from July 14 through 16, this event brought together leading experts, producers and enthusiasts from around the world to explore Riesling's unique versatility, discuss its advancement and foster relationships among producers and enthusiasts of what might be the most terroir-driven white wine grape. After opening remarks by Ted Baseler, President of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, and noted Riesling authority Stuart Pigott, the conference properly began with a Grand Tasting for trade and consumers. Other sessions on Riesling Rendezvous underway at Ball Harbor Conference Center in Seattle. september 2013  /  the tasting panel  /  83 TP0913_063-103.indd 83 8/22/13 9:23 PM

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